On Monday morning, the bishop made phone inquiries about replacing his damaged windshield before police confronted him.
When first questioned, O’Brien told officers he was driving the car Saturday and thought he hit a dog or cat or someone threw a rock at his car, according to court records.
followed by this:
A judge denied his request to attend the U.S. Conference of Bishops this week in St. Louis.
The most charitable assessment one can muster is that he’s so shell-shocked he’s just operating in a trance to make such a request. But the mind keeps drifting back to the Teddy Kennedy behavior. Don’t call the cops. Replace the windshield. The gorge rises.